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The Economic Costs of Rust Damage and Corrosion: a $300 Billion Problem

Written by Economic Development Jobs on December 20, 2016. Posted in Uncategorized

coating equipmentRust is a serious threat to metal structures and equipment all over the world. While rust can have detrimental effects, it can’t cause too much damage overall, right?

According to ASM International, the professional group formerly known as the American Society for Metals, rust damage causes $300 billion in damage to the U.S. economy each year. And this astronomical dollar amount only reflects the quantifiable damages, like repairing bridges, replacing pipes, and fixing rust damage on cars.

Other impacts, like the effects of rust on worker health and public safety, are impossible to measure, but are also serious causes for concern as well.

“For example, the sudden collapse because of corrosion fatigue of the Silver Bridge over the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, OH in 1967 resulted in the loss of 46 lives and cost millions of dollars.”

Measuring the Economic Costs of Rust and Corrosion: 6 Types of Damage Caused by Rust

Corrosion isn’t an overnight process, which is why it’s so hard to comprehend the amount of damages that it causes year-round.

According to ASM International’s report, titled “The Effects and Economic Impact of Corrosion,” the most dangerous corrosion happens in industrial plants, which can completely shut down from corrosive damage.

So how does something as simple as rust cause $300 billion in damage?

  • Replacing corroded equipment
  • Over-designing structures and products to account for inevitable corrosion
    Preventive maintenance like painting, industrial coatings, and wear-resistant coatings
    The total shutdown of industrial equipment
  • Product contamination
  • Efficiency loss, which occurs when certain industrial coatings make machinery less effective
  • Decreased value — when a component has corroded, its value is permanently decreased (think of an old, rusted car)
  • Damage of equipment adjacent to the corrosive material — rust and corrosion is likely to spread to other components in the same proximity

These damages are just some of the reasons why industrial coatings and DLC coating equipment is so important. With the right industrial coating equipment, most mechanical components can be covered with coatings that prevent rust and corrosion, among other damages.

In large part because rust damage is so expensive, the U.S. industrial maintenance coating industry was worth $1.3 billion in 2014. And because of rising demand for coating equipment, the technology continues to improve.

Avoiding Rust and Corrosion in Industrial Settings

Not only does corrosion cause $300 billion worth of damage to the U.S. economy every year, but avoidable corrosion makes up a huge portion of that $300 billion figure.

In the 1970s, at least 40% of rust damage could be classified as avoidable corrosion. Fortunately, thanks to improved metal coatings and metal coating equipment, progress is being made. In the 21st century, only about 35% of corrosion damage can be described as avoidable. Even so, that adds up to more than $100 billion. That’s more than the annual U.S. exports in paint and coating materials — $2.3 billion — by nearly 50 times.

Avoidable corrosion damages include things like exposure to liquid or moisture and exposure to high-temperature gases.

Given the fact that many industrial settings experience both high temperatures and high moisture from submersion or vapor, industrial plants are at high risk of corrosion. But even in these cases, most corrosion is avoidable.

Other types of corrosion costs are also avoidable. While many structures are designed to last, like bridges, significant maintenance and industrial coatings need to be applied to these structures to keep them in shape.

Back in 1967, the Silver Bridge, an aluminum-painted eyebar-chain suspension bridge that connected Point Pleasant, WV, to Gallipolis, OH, collapsed during rush hour traffic. The collapse sent vehicles plummeting into the Ohio River, killing 46 people.

What went wrong?

The Silver Bridge carried much more weight than it was meant to hold, and therefore became exceedingly stressed. Due to poor maintenance and neglect (the bridge was built in 1928), it failed. With regular maintenance and the addition of the right metal coatings, the Silver Bridge failure could have been avoided.

Across industries, the right metal coatings are necessary to prevent these types of disasters. Industrial coatings not only protect the metal components from oxidizing, but from other damages as well.

Alternative Uses for Used Shipping Containers

Written by Economic Development Jobs on December 20, 2016. Posted in 2nd hand containers for sale, Portable office containers, Shipping container swimming pool

Climate controlled containers

Some things are more difficult to recycle. Take shipping containers for example. They are extremely large and heavy. They are made out of a ton of aluminum and steel, both quality materials. However, the shipping containers would be difficult to break down. For this reason, many used shipping containers are sitting in storage, unused. There are currently over 17 million shipping containers in circulation globally with the number of active shipping containers at more than 5 million. In total, they make around 200 million trips a year, according to Billie Box. There are, however, many under recognized uses for these used shipping containers.

Mobile office

Many employment positions require some type of a mobile office. Construction project managers may be required to remain on the si

I Want To Create The Best School Marquee Sign What Should I Know?

Written by Economic Development Jobs on December 14, 2016. Posted in Electronic marquee signs for schools, Led digital display sign, Marquee signs for businesses

Full color led signs

Are you trying to bolster your school marquee or garner more business revenue? You might need to change your sign. It’s easy to get swept up in the day-to-day obligations of maintaining a business or establishment, but one of the most common mistakes people make is neglecting their most obvious first impression. A sign is more than just an obligation — it’s an easy way for people to identify a business, locate it in a crowded marketplace and gain a favorable impression with basic information. If you’re a little lost on where to start, take a glance at the list below to learn more about electronic school signs and digital signs for business.

What Makes A Good Sign?

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3 Reasons Your Small Business Needs a Social Media Marketing Strategy

Written by Economic Development Jobs on December 14, 2016. Posted in Digital marketing companies, Digital marketing team, Software development louisville

Website design louisville

In this day and age, the market is completely saturated. That makes it hard for small businesses to compete with more established corporate entities. In order to stand out from the crowd, small businesses need to get creative with their brand management and digital marketing. One of the most effective ways to do this is through social media marketing. Having a social media marketing strategy allows you to highlight what makes your business special in a cost-effective way. Here are three reasons why your small business needs to have a social media marketing strategy right now:

Involvement in social media helps with

Pharma Companies Amp Up Efforts to Improve Safety of Drug Supply

Written by Economic Development Jobs on December 9, 2016. Posted in Blister card packaging, Clinical trials project management, Secondary pharmaceutical packaging

Over-encapsulation and placebo manufacture

Keeping counterfeit and tainted pharmaceutical products away from patients is a concern shared by all drug companies. In 2012, 64 people were killed as a result of receiving steroid injections that had been contaminated with fungal meningitis. The contaminated medications had come from compounding pharmacies. Compounded pharmaceuticals are individually formulated to meet a patient’s specific needs. In 2013, Congress began looking at ways to improve the e-pedigree serialisation procedures to make it easier to monitor and control the supply of medications that were made in compounding pharmacies to prevent another problem like the one from 2012.

On November 27, 2013, President Obama signed the Drug Quality and Security Act into law. This bill amended the Federal Food, Drug,

Document Shredding Mandates in the Medical Field

Written by Economic Development Jobs on December 8, 2016. Posted in Document scanning solution, Document storage company, Free document shredding services

Document storage company

There are a variety of private businesses and professional services that are legally bound to shred confidential documents. Doctors and health insurance providers are just two of the medically-oriented organizations that are required to shred files containing sensitive personal information, including financial data.

Due to the sensitive personal and financial information contained within these documents, there are state as well as federal laws that require medical organizations to have comprehensive data-destruction plans. Furthermore, this applies to all medical organizations without exception.

Even though a major percentage of data is stored and accessed on computers, an estimated 95% of business information continues to be stored on paper. In order to maintain the security and confidentia

Tips to Hiring the Best Green Carpet Cleaning Services

Written by Economic Development Jobs on December 8, 2016. Posted in Fitness center cleaning fresno, Office cleaning service fresno, When to look for a janitorial service

Green carpet cleaning services

Most people like to have a clean home. It has been said that as many as 87% of all women feel the cleanliness level of their home is a direct reflection of them. The problem is that a lot of the products we use in our home are not safe for human and animal health. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has now said that, as a result of using cleaning products with toxic chemicals in them, indoor air pollution levels can be as high as 100 times the air pollution levels outside. This is why using green carpet cleaning services is such an important thing to do.

Hiring the right green carpet cleaning services can make a big difference in your and your family’s health and enjoyment of your home. This is how to choose the right carpet cleaning service.

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Prescriptions for Needed Medications Can Come with Low Copays or High Prices

Written by Economic Development Jobs on December 8, 2016. Posted in Best medical packaging techniques, Clinical packaging, Pharmaceutical serialisation

Packaging services

No parent wants to get a phone call from a college student 12 hours from home that the doctor has again diagnosed strep throat. With a third prescription for antibiotics in a year and half, the strep throat diagnosis is concerning. And while on the one hand the parents are concerned about the health of their daughter, they are also concerned about the price of this latest prescription.
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5 Benefits to Hiring a Professional Cleaning Service

Written by Economic Development Jobs on December 7, 2016. Posted in Benefits of hiring a cleaning company, Commercial cleaning services minneapolis, Medical office cleaning service

Janitorial service

Hiring commercial cleaning services to take care of your business is an incredibly good idea. There are many companies that have outsourced cleaning services because they realize how much better for the business it is. You may be having your employees clean up the place but that should stop now. Invest a little money in commercial cleaning services and have them come in during the hours in which the business is closed so that you don’t have to worry about the office being cleaned properly. Here are some other

How to Increase Your Charitable Giving Year Round

Written by Economic Development Jobs on December 6, 2016. Posted in Children in need of clothing, Donate goods to charity, Looking for donations

Local clothing donations

Americans spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on the purchase of new clothing items yearly. Most children are given new clothing and shoe items for Christmas and birthday presents. Adults may gift clothing items as well. What happens to the clothing items that these items are replacing? Some of them sit in the backs of closets, unused for many months or years. Some of them are donated to the local charity or a family member who can use them. Many of them end up in landfills and garbage disposals. Too many clothing items are thrown away, when donating them can provide good for those in need and for the environment.

Keep them out of land fills In 2006, 2.5 billion pounds of fabric were kept from the landfills by used clothing purchases. However, this still leaves many pounds